This past year we’ve had LOTS of guests in our home. Halfway through the year I had the idea to start filling a little basket with snacks and treats as a fun little “welcome” in the guest room. I had SO much fun filling the basket each time that one day it dawned on me that we could make a little hotel-style cart with all of those little travel essentials that are so annoying to leave at home! Almost every time I travel, I forget either my toothbrush or razor and end up running to a Walgreen’s or begging for one at the hotel’s front desk.
So I found this cart at a flea market, gave it a fresh coat of paint and filled it with all the things that would make me feel at home when traveling…and then some! I added snacks (healthy and junky!), mini-sized toiletries, water, fresh towels and a small bouquet of flowers. 🙂
Other ideas to personalize your guest room cart: A favorite book, pens and blank notepads, a pretty candle, gum, a list of places you love in your city (for those guests who have brought a car), a disposable camera and a handwritten welcome! ♥ Basically, anything you’ve ever kicked yourself for forgetting while traveling is an awesome idea.
EDIT: The WiFi password! Thanks for reminding me—you guys are so smart!
I’m so excited about this project because it was so easy. And I think it will make our guests feel special! It’s the little things, you know? xo. Elsie
I just got that same cart at an estate sale with the plans of repainting it for storage in my office! Can’t wait to work on it!
This is such a lovely idea for guests! I really loved the liquor cart from a few months back, too, and I remodeled my own since. It’s such a wonderful, unique piece in my apartment.
Can I be your BFF and come stay at your house?! 😉
This is a lovely idea – a very nice touch!
What a great idea! Definitely doing this.
Where did you get these awesome little baskets?! They are adorable.
What a fun idea! I love it…
This is such a fantastic idea! I need to keep this one in the back of my mind when I have my own place!
Shut up! That is freaking amazing! I totally want to come spend the night and test it out!!
I LOVE this idea! When I move into an apartment that allows for a guest room I’m stealing this idea!
I’d love to have one of these once we move into a bigger house. Our spare room is current,y our wardrobe! Love this idea!!
What a fantastic idea! Your guests are so lucky! That metal tiered cart is on my must-find thrift store list, so I’m hoping I will snag one soon.
Following you on Bloglovin’
This is such a lovely idea! I definitely need to do something with my guest room – after I have done my own room that is!!
LOVE this idea! Now I just need a guest room… !
Can I come and stay at your house? This is such an amazing idea!
What a cute idea. I usually save the hotel samples I steal for guests but I love this.
I love this idea, but my guest room is super tiny, so i may have to stick with just the basket idea.
Ummm YES this would be amazing if it were in every guest room I stayed in!!!
Perfect timing. Had been looking for a chest of drawers for when my Dad visits us in Sydney from the UK next month.
This would be so much sweeter. Awesome, thoughtful idea – thank you!